Elaine is a loyal and long standing HAUS OF STITCHES customer. She attends the Saskatchewan Stitches Conference most years & is an owner & fan of Janome & Elna sewing machines. I am lucky enough to have seen a number of projects Elaine has made – she is an experienced & competent machine sewer and embroiderer. She loves to use her Embroidery machine for an assortment of projects and has also made some wonderful pieced quilts using the SQUARE IN A SQUARE method. Jodi Barrows, owner of Square in a Square is a regular teacher and presenter at the HAUS OF STITCHES CONFERENCE EACH YEAR IN MAY.
I was drawn to this quilt when it was displayed at the Haus of Stitches Conference 2012 Challenge and then again later in September when I once again saw it displayed at the Museum in Humboldt, Saskatchewan.
Elaine combined embroidered blocks & panels with piecing in this quilt which is very reminiscient of India. The challenge fabric was gorgeous (rules were we had to use it in any project of our choice – see other blogposts about this competition – do a search or scroll through the Archives for June 2012) It spoke of India to both Elaine & I: our entries were very different but both had elephants & an Indian “feel”.
Well done, Elaine! This is a quilt you can be proud of.